Quote of the day—Mayors’ Summit on Illegal Guns

As Mayors, we are duty-bound to do everything in our power to protect our residents, especially our children, from harm and there is no greater threat to public safety than the threat of illegal guns.

Mayors’ Summit on Illegal Guns
April 25, 2006
[Interesting belief they have there. I guess they have never heard of “nuclear war.” Or that in the last century nearly 100 million people were killed by their own governments. But there doesn’t seem to be an organization called “Mayors Against Illegal Governments.”

Or if they want to just address deaths that occur at a fairly steady rate only in the US then how about these from the CDC for 2010:

  • Unintentional falls: 26,009
  • Motor vehicle traffic deaths: 33,687
  • Unintentional poisoning deaths: 33,041

Each of those dwarfs “the threat of illegal guns”. Because even if you include deaths from suicide and legally justified shootings you end up with numbers on the order of 30,000 per year. The number of deaths that are inflicted by people illegally in possession of guns must be lower than the number of firearm homicides per year which is on the order of about 9,000 per year. Hence each of the accidental deaths listed above is greater by about a factor of 3 or greater. Thus these mayors are either deliberately lying, and/or are ignorant of the facts, and/or delusional.—Joe]

4 thoughts on “Quote of the day—Mayors’ Summit on Illegal Guns

  1. Gun control was never about the guns. It has always been about the control. Why else would “concerned” politicians keep passing laws that are deliberately designed to disarm the law abiding citizenry? It does absolutely nothing to take “illegal” guns off the streets, or keep criminals from getting their hands on guns (oooh, another law broken? Oh, darn. Guess that’s why they call ’em “criminals”.). I have yet to find someone who doesn’t like my guns who has a solid method for going into the high-crime inner cities and ghettos and remove all of those nasty guns. Making the suggestion that that person (the one wanting to take my guns way) go do that themselves? LOL The response to that suggestion is always priceless! But until they start with disarming the criminal element (of ALL weapons, whether firearm, blunt-trauma, or edged), I’ll keep my defenses, thank you very much. And MAIG can all go to hell.

  2. “…these mayors are either deliberately lying, and/or are ignorant of the facts, and/or delusional.”

    May I also add, “pure evil” to the list?
    Then my vote is for all four reasons.

    Disarming the citizens with the rich history of democide as you noted, makes it rise to this level. It is hard to wrap you head around 100 million people murdered by their own governments. To hell with gun control. No thank you.

    Molon Labe!
    Never Again!

    • In my “book” deliberately lying has a high correlation with evil so it didn’t really occur to me to add “pure evil” to the list. But you are welcome to “consider it added”.

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